St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., has announced its commitment to the sport of polo, participating in polo matches and hosting marquee events for the first time in Abu Dhabi and China, while also revisiting Thailand, Singapore and Argentina.
In Thailand, the St. Regis ladies' team participated in the Queen Sirikit St. Regis Pink Polo match in Pataya on November 17 at the Thai Polo Club. Only last month, the St. Regis USA team played at the Royal Salute Gold Cup 2012 China Open Polo Tournament, marking the brand's first foray into polo in China, and St. Regis returned to the Singapore Polo Club in September this year as the official hotel sponsor for the Singapore Open.
Most recent polo programming includes St. Regis' first polo event in Abu Dhabi which took place from November 8 to 10, when a St. Regis team played in the Pink Polo match at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, supporting one of the breast cancer awareness campaigns in the Middle East. Team members and guests met Argentinean polo player Ignacio Figueras during the run-up to the match. Nacho also hosted a private polo experience for Starwood Preferred Guest members at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.
Earlier this year, St. Regis returned to the Singapore Polo Club as the official hotel sponsor for the Singapore Open, which took place September 4 to 9. On September 18, the brand participated in the Royal Salute Gold Cup 2012 China Open Polo Tournament as team USA's sponsor, as well as the official hotel partner for the tournament, hosted at Tang Polo Club in Beijing. The international polo teams competing in the tournament included Royal Salute China, King Power Thailand, Ratio England, Coco Republic Australia and St. Regis USA.